Peaks and valleys: Highlighting bright spots and challenges in South Lake Tahoe |

Peaks and valleys: Highlighting bright spots and challenges in South Lake Tahoe


Bicycle safety campaign

Lake Tahoe Bicycle Coalition recently launched a Tahoe-specific safety campaign for area locals and visitors. Safety tips include items like bike maintenance, helmet use, riding in the same direction as traffic flow and more. Check out all the tips online at the Tribune, or head to for more information.

LTCC discounts tuition

Good news arrived for hopeful Lake Tahoe Community College students living in Nevada. LTCC will now offer reduced tuition to local students on the Nevada side, including Crystal Bay, Incline Village, Glenbrook, Zephyr Cove and Stateline. Students must prove that they’ve lived in the area for a year or more and the discount will only apply to the first 100 eligible applicants.

Momma bear video

All’s well that ends well — the video showing the mommy bear and two cubs swimming in the lake was certainly cute, but it was also rather concerning considering the proximity to beach goers and people recreating nearby on paddleboards. We’re calling this a peak because the best-case scenario ensued. It’s still important to remember, however, not to treat bears like pets and to always secure garbage properly. This is bear country, after all.


Attacks on local women

South Lake Tahoe police are on the lookout for a suspect thought to have menaced three women since October 2015. A new sketch was released and is available on Tahoe Daily Tribune’s website — check it out.

State of Lake Tahoe report

Last week’s presentation by University of California, Davis professor Geoff Schladow on the 2016 “Tahoe: State of the Lake Report” suggests that Lake Tahoe will continue to warm and regional winters will likely get shorter. Predictions also pointed to declining snowfall. Though this is indicated as long-term change, it’s not good news — and points to the larger issue of climate change. Let’s continue to watch this topic as it directly impacts Tahoe’s economy.

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